As part of my fight against autumn-hairloss I’ve started using Vichy Aminexil Pro which so far, combined with the shampoo and hair treatment (conditioner), seem to reduce the number of hair falling to the floor every day. It doesn’t stop over night so I remain patient, but I can definitely say that my hair is looking more clean and shiny. The conditioner, which is used in the ends only, makes it unusually easy to detangle when blow-drying, which is a big plus. The only minus is that there’s no particular scent which I miss a bit compared to other brands but I can live with that
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I just came back from 1½ hour with a lady who I see once a week, she’s my spiritual guide. It’s such a rewarding time spent talking and discussing, I wish everyone had someone like her. Every time I walk out of her house I feel lighter and more positive.
Anyway, cold weather (although very sunny) is not on top of my list of joyful moments, I passionately hate it. Imagine me living in a cold country, I’d have to go for confession every other minute for swearing. It’s just not natural to feel this cold. I know what you’re thinking, you’re in Malta, it’s sunny and over 15+ but no, i t i s n o t r i g h t. There should be a limit when you’re already wearing long-sleeve tops – a heavy jacket should be out of the question. Uff.
Tips; To help myself out a bit, skin care-wise, I prepared a DIY lip scrub with honey and sugar. The sugar peels of the small rough parts and the honey works to soften the lips.
Good morning, or mid-day actually, I’m browsing for a new nail polish and found these two from Barry M at asos.com but unfortunately this brand can not be shipped to Malta. I really like the colors but the green one could be a bit of a risk ‘coz you don’t really see the exact shade when you order online. The thing is, I hate this weather. It’s sunny with clouds moving with fast speed and the wind….the damned wind. Can’t stand it, it makes me so sleepy. It’s not inviting to go around shops so I resort to laptop shopping. I also saw a beautiful unusual olive shade from Sally Hansen, but we don’t wanna go down that road again haha. What a disaster it was the last time. Horrible brand.
This year I’ll skip the glittery polishes, I over did it last year ;o)
After the Dr. Organic Rose Otto day cream disappointment I’m going back to safer grounds using Vichy again. However this time I’m trying the Idealia range.
Today I used Dr.Organic pure argan oil as a base, followed by Vichy Idealia day cream for dry skin and a thin layer of Idealia BB cream, medium shade with Spf25.
Just applying this cream feels better and there is an instant feeling of hydration, so I will get back with a verdict in a couple of weeks.
Vichy Idealia range was launched last year and includes a serum, day cream for dry/normal to combination skin, a dark spot corrector and a BB cream.
All products are paraben free which means, in short, they don’t contain any paraben preservatives (chemicals).It’s used in many beauty and skin care products in order to give them a longer shelf-life and prevent from bacteria etc which sounds good, but paraben has been linked with several health problems and is not a natural ingredient.
This cream did not agree with my skin. After using it daily for over 10 days I’ve seen rashes and itchiness plus did not hydrate as promised. It could work well on somebody else but I will stop it and continue with another day cream and hopefully see better results. In fact I’ve noticed a similar rash after using another product which contained rose.
My verdict; I’ll leave the beautiful flower for the vase instead of applying it on my face.
Here is a very adorable collection at Asos.com where Anna Sui collaborates with Minnie Mouse. Yes, she's very real ;o) They are great as Christmas gifts or as a treat for yourself.
You'll find Lip Balm, Hand Cream, Body Balm, Make-Up Set etc
Well look what I found - Anatomicals Malta
This is a great way to get ahold of these quirky fun beauty products. I have a smaller collection in my bathroom with my latest addition being a refreshing face spritz scented with lavender, rose and other uplifting 'stuff'.
My absolute favourite though from this colorful brand is the anti-stress chocolate face mask which is one of few masks that really leaves my face feeling pampered.
Don't let the less serious boxes and rather low prices keep you from trying them, they actually work :)
I normally order these from Asos.com but for standard delivery it takes about 1½ week, so if you're in a rush, the Maltese site might be a better option, also there is a larger choice at the MT site.
September to November is not a good period for my hair, it's like having a very furry dog at home, shedding like crazy. Unfortunately it's not a dog, it's just me and my long fine hair which seems to prefer staying on the floor rather on my head.
I know this happens every year and it passes after a couple of months, but it's just as annoying each time and these past weeks I've been using Vichy anti hair loss shampoo, just to feel like I'm doing all I can to save those precious hairs :)
Click here for an article about hair loss in autumn, in case you think it's permanent. It can of course also happen due to other reasons such as stress and sudden weight loss.
Give it a try, Vichy works for me.
Like I mentioned earlier, on my birthday I had a treatment booked because, well it was my birthday and also because of the simple fact that my face was in dire need of a deep cleansing facial after a very sunny and hectic summer. The small beauty salon where I normally go is called LaLisa and is very close to where I live (in Sliema), this time I did a hydrating and deep cleansing facial using only Dermalogica products, which takes about 1½ hrs.
This treatment also includes a face and neck massage which works wonders! It gets the blood flow going and relaxes all the muscles that tend to create fine lines from being too tensed.
Dermalogica products agrees with my skin so this is an ideal treatment for me and can be done every 3 months or as often as needed. My skin feels fresh, clean, hydrated and my products at home works better since the skin has been deep cleaned! Worth it!
I've just order a bunch of Anatomical goodies from Asos.com where they now have a sale on these products, and seriously cheap! I've tried lots of their stuff and considering the price, they're really worth it. Especially the face masks; the chocolate mask which is a calming de-stress mask works wonders if you've had a late night out.